November 8, 1943
The Order of Glory is the most highly respected soldiers' decoration and could be awarded to soldiers, sergeants and sergeants-major as well as to junior lieutenants of the Air Force, for personal valour in battle. The qualification for this order and the sequenceof of its presentation (1st, 2nd and 3rd Class) closely resembles the statute of Russian Military Order - St. George's cross and has the same orange-black ribbon.
During the Great Patriotic War, over million people were awarded (about 2,500 - 1st Class, 46,000 - 2nd Class and 970,000 - 3rd Class).
Five-pointed silver star. In centre, laurel wreath Spassky tower inside. Inscription "Glory" (in Russian) on the red ribbon below.
Kolesnikov-Rojkov, 1978 (p. 93-98); Durov V.A., 1989 (p. 57, 64-65, 86); Kuznetsov, 2002 (p. 380-383);